Blurring the Line Arrives at Last from Australian Voyage; Top Movie Horror Films Ranked by Decade
Another arrival in my groaning mailbox, BLURRING THE LINE (see June 12 this year; December 3, November 26 2015, et al) is finally here! Published in Australia by Cohesion Press, BLURRING THE LINE, with Editor Marty Young, asks us the question of when fiction starts and reality ends. That is, these are stories that are fiction, aren’t they? But tales nevertheless of the kind that just might, possibly, maybe, like wasn’t there something like that last week on the Discovery Channel, be true. And so, my action in the anthology is “The Good Work,” of young Christmas carolers in a Dickensian London who actually have a different agenda, getting invited in people’s houses to hunt for witches. There are witches, aren’t there — at least in people’s beliefs back then?
All in all there are 20 stories, arranged in sections interspersed with factual essays. For more, one can check the Amazon listing, including several detailed reviews, by pressing here.
Then second, consider this from MONKEYSFIGHTINGROBOTS.COM: “Ranking The Top 3 Horror Films From EVERY Decade Since The 1920’s” by EJ Moreno, brought to our attention courtesy of Jamie Carpenter on Facebook. I wouldn’t say I necessarily agree with all choices, or rankings, but given his criteria (which I do agree with, reminiscent in a way, I might add, to discussions when I was on the jury for the HWA’s 2012 special award for Best Vampire Novel in the 100 years since Bram Stoker’s death, cf. April 3, 2 2012, et al.) I think he’s made a noble attempt. Or, to let EJ explain it himself, “[t]his list was tough to create because limiting myself to only 3 movies over the span of ten years within each decade is maddening. Also, where do you begin ranking films? So I attempted to form this list by including films based on the film itself, the quality, the legacy, the impact to the genre, and audience reception.”
Agree yourself? Disagree? Or just to find out which ones you’ve seen (or not yet seen) press here.